badgerben (5379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Pure black color. Nothing for aroma. Flavor is good roasted malt and slight bits of coffee and chocolate. Nothing outrageously special, but a little more taste than Guinness. invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Not much nose, a hint of roastedness. Creamy everlasting head. Jet black body. More flavor in my opinion than Guinness. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Wow, I thought I had rated this beer before, but I guess I haven't. What better day to rate it then on St Patrick's day after drinking for 10 hours (and it's not even 4pm...gawd bless Milwaukee). Good beer. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
From a widget can. Pours a dark brown color with a nice creamy head that is tan. Aroma is roasted malt and pleasantly sweet. Dry finish with a nice mouthfeel. I was surprised with how much I liked this. shadow (12) - Oakford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Well I gotta start somewhere and this beer was it. First encounter though with one of those widgets. Advice to other newbies: don't toast a friend and clank your bottles together immediately after opening or your aroma, flavor and palate will be on the floor like ours. Otherwise a very good stout.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Nitro Can – When I opened the can, my stupid ass let the Nitro widget explode all over my girlfriends parents living room…… yeah… I felt like a Mongoloid! The beer had a nice thick luscious body, like a chocolate whipping cream. Large notes of mocha, and some very dry coffee additions and finish as well. Pretty lactic and sweet beginning but a dry and sharp chocolate coffee finish…. A toasty bit of smoky kilned malts as well. A good stout, I’m sure I’ll be having it again….. as I have been drinking this beer off and on for years now. RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2004
A very good stout. I think this is actually a better beer than Guinness. Extremely smooth tasting with nice head and lacing. Nothing wrong with this, but nothing outstanding. Just a solid beer. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2004
No longer Irish brewed (at least for those of us in the UK). I find this rather sweeter and softer than its main competitors, and a little lacking in character. Keg, Western Arms, Ladbroke Grove, London.
SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Pub draught can (what the heck exactly is a 'widget' and why do I want one in my beer???) producing the typical nitro widget induced uber-creamy head. Pours used oil black, with the tan foam mentioned above, which not surprisingly leaves great lacing. Aroma is sweet, milk laden dark roast coffee notes with a bit of floral hoppiness. Flavor is roasted malts with a toast and bitter finish. Disturbingly watery and flat for a black, opaque beer. Yup, it's a macro, isn't it? I'll take it over most fizzy yellow lagers, but just barely... btwhite7 (37) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Widget can. Beautiful dark pour with adequate head. Faint aroma, but pleasant. Coffee/hops dominant. Head is thick, creamy and VERY dense. Most impressive. Carbonation a little flat, but the head gives it an amzing creaminess. Nice coffee/choco flavor with a slight heaviness on the hops. Sightly bitter aftertaste, but tolerable.